December 5, 2018
Thoughts on journal entries
I started thinking about these journal entries today, and how far they’ve come this year. They used to be way more complicated to make, and were way overthought. Even the titles were all over the place. Now, they’re as simple as the current date, and then capturing my thoughts on everything that’s currently on my mind — each topic with a header on top. A brain dump.
They’re mostly for myself, like someone would do a diary, mine are just public. They’re never promoted or treated as more than what they are. If you want to know all the details of my life, these are what to tune into, otherwise, just move along, not much to see here.
Bought a new microphone
Last night, I went to Best Buy to purchase some new Joy Cons (Nintendo Switch controllers), because the right controller is broken — but as I was about to leave, I noticed that Best Buy sold Blue microphones. I immediately dropped the controllers and focused completely on which mic to buy. I settled on the Blue Yeti Nano, a more compact and sleeker version of the one I’ve been recording with for almost 10 years. I ultimately would like a better microphone, but the Yeti has served me well for so long, and this one is even smaller than the old one. Easy to travel with. I’m anxious to start using it, and even traveling with it — recording albums on the go in hotel rooms.
Wrapping up the year
This year has went by so fast — a saying that everyone says, and I guess it gets repetitive saying it and hearing — but I can remember having all these plans early in the year, so many goals and big ideas, that I figured I’d have time to work on … that never happened. This year looked nothing like I thought. And that’s a good thing. Nearly everything about who I am today is different than the person 12 months ago, including the plans. I’m thankful for every single change. Life is full of surprises: new jobs, new home, new relationships, new things to focus on. I worry much less about these big, grand ideas … I’m sure I’ll get to some of them eventually, but currently, the daily effort in all areas of my life, is more than enough to satisfy what I’m looking for. I don’t want to be someone who plans out his life, and doesn’t allow space for changes and flexibility.
I guess I should start thinking about some best-of lists for music, movies, and shows — maybe I should do one blog post that features all best-ofs for this year, instead of several blog posts. Just one, telling you all my top 5 favorites for each category: music, movies, shows, games, podcasts, etc.
I’m currently moved into my new place, but my room isn’t completely done being painted. To go from my own apartment to a smaller, single room, to now having everything stored in a side room while the remodel is complete, has definitely been a test of patience, but when it’s all complete it’ll have been worth the wait. The color scheme, as well as all the new handmade furniture that was built, along with the Phillips Hue light, and new microphone, together will really have a great vibe to it. The first thing I’m buying once everything is done is some plants for the room, maybe just a few succulents.
The hardest part of me moving is definitely the basketball gym problem. I’m still paying for the membership near my old apartment, and I don’t mind paying it, but it’s the hour drive (there and back) that’ll be the problem. I used to go there almost daily, and I highly doubt I’d want to drive that far each like that, and pay $70 to do so, but there’s no gym that compares or that’s even consistently open in Houma. This will be a challenge to figure out. I just need my own keys to a gym.
- Super Smash Brothers: Ultimate (7th)
- Old School Christmas Party (14th)
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse IMAX 3D (🤷🏻♂️)
- Christmas In The Oaks (🤷🏻♂️)
- Christmas Day (25th)
- Creative Minds: December (28th)
- New Year’s Eve (31st)
I'm Nash. I create things.
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Four Years at Cross Church
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Boogie - Everything’s For Sale (Short Film)
American Gods - Season 2 (Trailer)
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The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time. - Mary Oliver
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High Flying Bird (Netflix Trailer)
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Steve Carell to Star in Netflix Comedy Based on Trump’s ‘Space Force’
Modern Japanese house with courtyard wins at indoor-outdoor living
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Game of Thrones - Season 8: Crypts of Winterfell (Teaser Trailer)
Cross Church Notes: Keep The Change (01/13/19)
Apple architect picks a small prefab to savor CA countryside
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Boogie - Silent Ride (Official Music Video)
January 10, 2019
The more you appreciate simplicity, the more profound your understanding becomes. - Chogyam Trungpa
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James Harden Epic Scoring Run: 452 Points In 11 Games
Top 10 Nintendo Switch Indie Games You Should Own
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Nipsey Hussle - Victory Lap feat. Stacy Barthe [Official Video]
For My Brother: 005 - Christmas Morning
Childish Gambino - Storytelling Through Hip-Hop
Iteration and Haptic Feedback
Trying to Conceive, by Chelsea Breaux
Frank Ocean - Godspeed (DVSN Remix)
About the iPhone 7 Design
Apple in Talks to Acquire Luxury Carmaker and Formula One Team McLaren
Kottke.org’s New Site Design (and the importance of launching things unfinished)
Just write and publish
iPhone is the new Film
iPhone 7 Render: Space Black Edition
iPhone 7: Day 1 (Photoblog)
What to expect from next week’s iPhone 7
Rounders: A Netflix Review
I didn’t watch either of the two Saints games, and that’s ok
The iPhone 7 completely demolishes Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 in a speed test
MKBHD: iPhone 7’s performance and camera
Dear Casey (Introduction to the iPhone)
Neil Cybart on AirPods
Inside an AirPod
iPhone 7 Ad
Skiler’s leaving for the Army: a photoblog of us saying goodbye
Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7 | TechCrunch
Pace, Rhythm, and Blogging
iPhone 7 At The US Open
The Power of Creation, by Ashley Cox Samanie
iPhone 7 Plus Photos from the Titans-Vikings Game
Propaganda Smoke Screen
‘If you think Apple Watch is a flop you are a moron.’
Carol: how my grandma impacted my life
Apple is trying to turn the iPhone into a DSLR using artificial intelligence
Introducing iPhone 7
Don’t Blink: a two minute video, quickly showing everything Apple announced today
Galaxy Note 7 Exploding Battery Issue Gifts Samsung’s Victory To Apple’s New iPhone 7
Dear Younger Me
Making the Climb: a guest post by Gilbert Marcel
Kanye Deconstructed: the human voice as the ultimate instrument
Phones are exploding, and nobody cares
Isaiah Rashad - Wat’s Wrong ft Zacari & Kendrick Lamar
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NBA 2K17 Gameplay Blog with Gameplay Director, Mike Wang
Creative Minds: Small Group
Three things I’m thankful for.
April 18, 2019
- My coffee meeting with JP yesterday. Iron sharpens iron. He’s someone that always pours life and wisdom into me each time we have a conversation.
- My road trip to Houston today. It’s gonna be a great weekend.
- Maple Bacon Eclairs at Mr. Ronnie’s Donuts. They currently have my heart.
April 17, 2019
- This new song I created yesterday for my brother, called Your Sobriety.
- This morning’s meeting with Chase and the two hour conversation we had about life and the upcoming projects.
- Hanging out with my friend Abigail and getting to know her better.
April 16, 2019
- My mom is coming with me to church on Easter Sunday. I’m excited to spend that time with her on a special day.
- My jacket still smells like smoke from the barn fire we had a few weeks ago, even after washing it. My first thought was upset that I couldn’t get the smell out yet, but then I realized, as I’m sitting in the office, that it brings back an amazing memory. It brings me right back to that moment with my friends.
- My MACV-1 boots. I wear them daily: for work, to church, to the beach, to climb trees, and whatever else life throws at me.
April 15, 2019
- Yesterday not going as planned, but yet turning out better than the plans could’ve ever been.
- The weekend as a whole. The most refreshing and fulfilling weekend in a long time.
- I should be finished with The Wave of Life video by tomorrow. I’ve been working on it nonstop for three days now.
April 14, 2019
- Today makes exactly one month that I’ve been making this daily list. So thankful for this project and everything it’s changed in my life.
- Spent yesterday on the beach with friends. It was perfect in so many ways.
- The music video we shot for The Wave of Life, a song from my new album.
April 13, 2019
- NBA Playoffs start today. I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time.
- This Biloxi vacation with friends.
- Getting to spend time with my Aunt Monica and cousin Jarden the other day.
April 12, 2019
- Selima’s gift, prayer, and voice memo to me yesterday. It was beautiful.
- David’s group and dinner last night.
- My conversation with a friend by the water.
April 11, 2019
- My brother graduates drug court today. I’m so thankful for the steps he’s taken to better himself. His growth in these last two years is mind-blowing.
- His wisdom, guidance and love for everyone around him. At times, it’s easy to forget that he’s younger than me. Sometimes it feels like he’s my big brother.
- His family: Rachel, Ashton, Bentley and Petal. They are such a blessing in my life. I’m beyond thankful for each one of them.
April 10, 2019
- Rekindled friendships. The universe will bring back those who are meant to be around.
- Kristal’s recording sessions last night. She’s adding another layer to an already layered album.
- The conversations I had with my Aunt Cherri and my Nanny. Those two phone calls brought us that much closer.
April 9, 2019
- The dinner my brother cooked for us last night. Shrimp spaghetti with tortellini pasta.
- Austin Kleon’s new book, Keep Going.
- My Website. No matter the season, good or bad, I have an outlet to document my thoughts and ideas.
April 8, 2019
- Sitting and laying by the water for hours, just hanging out with my sister.
- Two new pastors poured into my life yesterday. From Ireland and House of Prayer.
- Getting to help a friend with a memorial video last night.
April 7, 2019
- My glasses that allow me to see. The world would be much different without them.
- My GR1 backpack. It’s with me every day, packed with basketball gear, an extra pair of clothes, GoPro, medicine, iPad, and more. Always ready for an adventure.
- My little sister’s text message last night, asking if she can come to church with me.
April 6, 2019
- Altina, Cameron, Kristal, Aaron, Matt, Charles, and Brandon spending the night in the studio with me last night. Magic was definitely made.
- I’m not just showing my talents anymore. I’m getting better at showing my heart. Becoming more vulnerable, and turning my weaknesses into strengths.
- All the voice memos I’ve received from people that have lost someone. There’s power in their words.
April 5, 2019
- Last night’s worship team.
- I wrote and recorded my new favorite song last night in less than an hour, right before church. I’m thankful for that speed of inspiration and execution.
- Mrs. Renee’s prayer for me. It was so simple and powerful. “Rest.”
April 4, 2019
- Tonight’s Cross Church service. Been looking forward to it all week.
- FaceTime calls with my sister Skiler and my godchild Sariyah. Even though they moved away, these video calls are now bringing us closer than ever.
- What Pastor Brandon said this morning: “He’s not letting his problems shape his view of God. He’s letting God shape his view of his problems.”
April 3, 2019
- My health. It’s easy to take it for granted. It usually takes a sickness or an injury for me to remember how blessed I am to live such a healthy physical life.
- The amount of people collaborating with me on my new album. So many gifts and testimony’s collectively on one project.
- Amanda Lindsey Cook’s album, “House on a Hill”.
April 2, 2019
- Today’s my friend Kip’s birthday. I’m thankful that he’s been in my life for almost 30 years and our closeness has never wavered. He’s family.
- My friend Matt. A brand new friendship, but feels like I’ve been knowing him for years. Perfect bond for the perfect time in my life.
- My dad’s phone calls. Every time he calls, we have a very fulfilling conversation. It’s something I look forward to so much.
April 1, 2019
- Playing one on one basketball with Pastor Brandon yesterday. First one to score wins.
- Sitting by the fire for hours with Matt and Janea last night.
- Starting the new month with excitement, peace and vision.
March 31, 2019
- The conversation I had with Mr. Kip about my Uncle Larry who passed away.
- Writing my monthly recaps each month, allowing me to reflect.
- My friend Jason, who always finds ways to be a motivator in my creative and personal life.
March 30, 2019
- All night studio session and pizza party with friends.
- My friend Janea is back home.
- Going to Nola today for a crawfish boil cook-off.
March 29, 2019
- The current peace that I’ve been having each day.
- Finished the intro to my album last night.
- Getting to spend yesterday filming and working in new office.
March 28, 2019
- How well my new album is coming together.
- My counseling session this morning.
- All the photos I captured during March.
March 27, 2019
- Last night’s beef stew and getting to try out the Walk-In Tub at Peter’s. Felt like a jacuzzi.
- Worship music.
- My new workstation in my office.
March 26, 2019
- Last night’s small group, dinner, and message at Mr. Ray’s house.
- My friend Dodi.
- The words I heard last night, “God, don’t let my pain go to waste.”
March 25, 2019
- Krista coming over to record on my new song
- Dinner with my brother. He cooked a chicken spaghetti
- Playing basketball at the Wellness center
March 24, 2019
- My conversation with Chase last night
- The peace that I have this morning
- My new office space to create
March 23, 2019
- My iPhone camera
- My SOAP guide to read/study the Bible
- My little brother’s birthday party today
March 22, 2019
- My Bible
- My friend Brittney’s wisdom and help
- Last night’s Bible Study Small Group
March 21, 2019
- Last night’s worship team at Vision Christian Center in Bourg. It was intense.
- Last night’s full moon
- Hanging out with Krista at the park under the moon, performing her acoustic songs
March 20, 2019
- My godchild, Sariyah
- The film crew from yesterday
- My GR1 backpack
March 19, 2019
- My ability to play basketball
- My iPad Pro
- Ulysses, my writing app
March 18, 2019
- The marina park on the side of my house
- The fan next to my bed
- The amount of water I get to drink
March 17, 2019
- My mom
- Mrs. Heather
- My creativity
March 16, 2019
- My sister, Skiler
- My sister, Nevaeh
- My brother, Brayden
March 15, 2019
- My house
- My blog
- My brother, Nick
March 14, 2019
- My job
- My car
- My church
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